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Met XL

Manufactured by: Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Contains / Salt: Metoprolol (11.8 mg)

Prescription Required

502 people have bought this recently

Met XL

Manufactured by: Ajanta Pharma Ltd

Contains / Salt: Metoprolol (11.8 mg)

Prescription Required

502 people have bought this recently

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Met Xl Information

Met Xl, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of High BP. The alternative uses of Met Xl have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Met Xl depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Met Xl also has some side effects, the most common being Slow heart rate (pulse). Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Met Xl as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Met Xl normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Met Xl's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. In addition, Met Xl's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Met Xl related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate) must refrain from the use of Met Xl since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Met Xl contraindications section.

Additionally, Met Xl may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Met Xl is considered not safe while drving, and is not addictive.

  1. Met Xl Benefits & Uses
  2. Met Xl Dosage & How to Take
  3. Met Xl Side Effects
  4. Met Xl Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Met Xl with Other Drugs
  6. Met Xl Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Met Xl
  8. Met Xl Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Met Xl Benefits & Uses

Met Xl is used to treat the following -

  1. Angina
  2. High BP Primary
  3. Valvular Heart Disease

Met Xl Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Met Xl

Metoprolol

Met Xl Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Met Xl is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Fatigue Mild
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Slow heart rate (pulse)
  9. Anxiety Mild
  10. Insomnia Mild
  11. Blurred vision
  12. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
  13. Chest Pain Moderate

Met Xl Related Warnings

Is the use of Met Xl safe for pregnant women?

Met XL has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Met XL without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Met Xl safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Met XL on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Met Xl on the Kidneys?

Met XL is completely safe for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Met Xl on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Met XL on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Met Xl on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Met XL on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Met Xl with Other Drugs

Met Xl should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Met Xl Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Met Xl unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Hyperthyroidism
  2. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  3. Diabetes
  4. Asthma
  5. Depression

Frequently asked Questions about Met Xl

Is this Met Xl habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Met XL has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Met XL. So it is best to avoid driving.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Met XL is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Met XL for mental disorders.

No

Met Xl Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Met Xl

Taking Met XL with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Met Xl

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Met XL as it can have severe side effects.

Severe

Met Xl FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I drink alcohol with Met XL?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Avoid drinking alcohol with Met XL, it may increase the risk of side effects like dizziness. It is best to stop drinking alcohol while you are taking Met XL.

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Met XL?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Take Met XL as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed.

Question almost 2 years ago

How does Met XL work?

Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , General Physician

Met XL works by inhibiting the functioning of certain natural chemicals in the body like epinephrine, which in turn leads to the widening of the blood vessels. This abolishes heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Met XL increase blood sugar?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Yes, Met XL can increase the blood sugar level. If you experience elevated levels of blood sugar after taking this medicine then inform the doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Met XL with aspirin?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

It is recommended to avoid taking Met XL with aspirin, because of the concurrent use of these two medicines which can reduce the antihypertensive activity of Met XL. It also decreases the renal blood flow. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines at the same time.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 148-149
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 847-850